Choosing an executor of a will is an important process in estate planning. A choice that should not be made until several factors are taken into consideration.
The obvious route when choosing an executor is to look for someone in your family or a close friend. This tends to be the most popular choice. And while it is not a requirement of the executor to have any legal knowledge, they may need to attend court and be in compliance with a maze of complicated state regulations.
If you discover that you are unable to find such a person among your family or friends, another viable option is to consider hiring a professional. A professional Lawyer can ensure that complicated issues such as taxes, property distributions, and court appearances are carried out to the full extent of your wishes and that the legal requirements of the state are upheld.
Choosing an executor can be a tough decision. Consulting with one of our professional estate planning Lawyers could make this process much easier for you.
*This blog entry was not written by an Attorney and does not constitute legal advice.